APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Rhodochorton purpureum (Lightfoot) Rosenvinge, 1900 - Purple Felt Weed (Red seaweeds)
Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- underwater 1

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- underwater 2

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- underwater 3

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- on shaded rock surface 1

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- on shaded rock surface 2

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- on shaded rock surface 3

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- on shaded rock surface 4

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- on shaded rock surface 5

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- on rock / Little London 1

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- on rock / Little London 2

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- uppershore / Great Hogus 1

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- uppershore / Great Hogus 2

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- uppershore / Great Hogus 3

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- uppershore / Great Hogus 4

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- uppershore / Great Hogus 5

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- under slipway Newlyn 1

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- under slipway Newlyn 2

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- under slipway Newlyn 3

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- under slipway Newlyn 4

Images taken on middle / uppershore at Little London near Marazion, Penzance; and under and on sides of highest rocks on Great Hogus reef, Marazion, Penzance, Cornwall. 09.03.11 and 24.11.14. Also images from under slipway at Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall, 04.03.15.

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- mat of threads 1

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- threads under microscope 1

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- cells under microscope 1

Purple Felt Weed
Rhodochorton purpureum
- tip with 0.1mm division rule 1

Specimen above was found high up the shore, under algae, on part of an old wooden pile, very close to the river and freshwater. Freshwater causing this species to lengthen and become bushier. Specimen found in the river behind the Fishermans Mission at Newlyn, Cornwall. 15.08.16.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

AlgaeBase

AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms.

Rhodochorton Audouinella purpureum Purple Hair Weed Algae Red Seaweed Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.